Guns and Medicine: A federal judge ruled that a Florida law preventing doctors from discussing gun ownership with their patients is so vague that it violates First Amendment rights of physicians, McClatchy Newspapers reported.The state's latest legal loss follows a series of other recent setbacks in the courts, including healthcare reform, privatization of prisons, drug testing of welfare recipients, drug testing of state workers and the shifting of pension costs onto state workers.
Toddlers and Responsibility: A California judge threw out a wrongful-death suit filed by a family whose 2-year-old boy died after plunging from a luxury box at Staples Center, ruling the parents put their child in an "obviously dangerous situation," the L.A. Times reported. As the family was reviewing pictures on a digital camera, the boy made his way over the barrier and fell nearly 30 feet.
Permit and Mosque: A Tennessee judge won't allow a local mosque to get a certificate of occupancy and won't let it be used while his order is under appeal, The Associated Press reported. The judge ruled that county officials did not provide sufficient public notice for a May 2010 meeting where the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro’s construction plans were approved.
Holmes and Cruise: Tom Cruise will have a familiar attorney by his side during his divorce from Katie Holmes, ABC News reports. Dennis Wasser, the Los Angeles based powerhouse divorce attorney who represented Cruise in his divorce with actress Nicole Kidman, will represent the actor in what ABC calls "the celebrity divorce bombshell of the year." Holmes is supported by Jonathan Wolfe and mega divorce attorney Allan Mayefsky, who represented Christie Brinkley in her divorce.